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    Working out the length of a ring finals circuit

    r1: 1.15 r2: 1.80 rn: 1.15 r1r2 0.69 To work out the length of a ring in 2.5mm twin would this be correct 0.69/(19.51/1000) = 35m or would you use the r1r2 before you divide it by 4?
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    Working abroad/ Emigrating.

    Hi All, I am looking for some advice/ information on working or emigrating to Dubai,uae,saudi arabia or qatar as an electrician. I have years of experience as a commercial electrician and with no commitments at the moment i would like to try something new. Ive heard people mention going as a...
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    Working abroad as an improver.

    Hi All, Im looking for some information for electrical improvers working abroad. Im currently self funding my way through my electrical course as an adult learner gaining my level 2/3 and 18th edition alongside working on domestic and commercial sites for nearly 4 years . Id like to emigrate...
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    Whats your working day like ?

    Thought it'd be interesting to see for those who are self employed. Work for themselves. As I'm doing level 2 . Nice to see how others already in the trade aee doing etc. What does your typical week or month look like. I'm terms of the jobs your getting. What do you enjoy most and what do you...
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    Apartment complex lights not working or pool pump system. Novice maintenance man

    Apartment complex lights not working or pool pump system. Novice maintenance man with very little experience in electrical, and my job is on the line
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    British trained Electricians working in Irish Republic

    Lads Can you tell me if there are any requirements for British Trained Electricians working in the Irish Republic ? Specifically, to do with Colour Vision Testing . In Irish Republic presently, you cannot wear filtered lenses to sit Ishihara Vision Testing , wheras in Britain, I...
  7. nickyp_uk

    Multiple lights and power socket not working but no blow fuses - any ideas?

    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone might be able to help. We have a fused switch that controls 4 LED lights next to a power socket which have both stopped working. We have tried replacing the fuse in the fused switch, but that hasn't resolved the issue. Reseting all fuses in the fusebox hasn't...
  8. dazmaster9

    Renault twizy main headlights not working

    Hi all, hoping someone might be able to help a little, we got our daughter a renault twizy, but the headlights do not work. The side lights work, the main beam works, just not dipped main beam. we: changed bulbs checked the fuses (all good) checked the 1 relay (all good) checked wiring...
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    Countdown timer switch stopped working

    I have a countdown timer switch hooked up to run my washroom fan. It stopped working all of a sudden. I replaced it with a regular switch and the fan worked. I took the old timer switch and hooked it up to another different washroom fan, and the old switch worked. What am I missing?
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    Veritas R8 alarm set not working

    Hi, I have a veritas R8 alarm and corresponding keypad. Recently a powercut caused one of my keypads to stop working. I replaced the battery in the main alarm unit and after a reset the keypad started working but everytime I try to set the full or part alarm, the keypad seems to go into a walk...
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    Solar iBoost Screen Display not working

    hi there, I have purchased a house with a Solar iBoost. Been working fine for 2 years, went on holiday and switched it off as it had a time function running. Turned it back on and display not working. But it is heating the immersion, not sure if 24/7 or timer or solar. I have checked all the...
  12. Lambrechts16

    Ceiling fan led lights are flickering/not working

    I bought a ceiling fan with LED lights. After some time the led lights started flashing when I put them on. Now it does not even jump up anymore, only jumps up very weakly or flickers very loudly. The fan function works fine though. How can I fix this?
  13. stratus

    Garage switch stopped working after GFCI switch issue

    I plugged a drill press directly into a GFCI outlet in the garage. Something blew up by the drill press switch. Since then the GFCI outlet LED has not lit up. I tested it and no voltage is detected. I replaced the GFCI with another and it didn’t work either. What’s worse, the garage door...
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    Extractor fan 3 red lights on and not working

    Hi i have these 3 red leds come on the extractor fan and it stopped working. Anyone knows how this can be resolved. Will a clean only suffice or this needs to be replaced?
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    Electricians on building sites. What is is really like?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm an electrician of 20 years. Starting out with domestic and commercial install work but mainly working in maintenance. Always wondered what it is like working on an actuall building site. Any advice from transitioning from a comfortable maintenance role...
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    Working on a fan, what is this part

    I got my hands on an old floor standing fan and started looking to rewire it. I found this part, I think it's a resistor, but was hoping someone could confirm for me, and maybe suggest a replacement, this thing is kind of crusty, looks like it was covered with layers of something in the past...
  17. SLOPPY

    MR11 3.5mm Spots stopped working

    Hi all. I'm new to this forum so thank you for having me. I'm having an issue with my bathroom lights. I have x4 MR11 3.5mm Spots. They've been up about 8 years without ever having to change a bulb. They are operated from a 2 switch cover outside the bathroom, one for the lights and the other...
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    Working for the self.

    Hello all. I’m hoping that there’s some good guys on here that could give me some help and advice. I’ve always worked for companies before and I’m really debating on working for myself. I know the first thing I need to do is speak with HMRC and then get insurance. Obviously a van and a tester...
  19. gjgjedi

    2 our of 3 sockets in 5 amp circuit not working

    Hi, Flat recently gutted and rewired from scratch. Livingroom has two switches, one controls the main light, one controls a 5 amp circuit with 3 sockets (3 round pins). Only just got round to testing it (a year later...) and 1 socket is working, 2 aren't. Any ideas what could be the issue? Not...
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    Extractor fan not working

    Hi > I need advice regarding an extractor fan that is in the kitchen hood which has stopped working . I have been told it is old and the whole thing needs to be replaced . Is this the only option I have ?


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